I regret my previous post. Perhaps this will clarify why I was so irritated at the long, and technical answer to the gentleman's post.
Also, the first item that comes up in the google search is one about the cholera epidemic which is occurring there.
He may need a scale for medical reasons. A talking scale may be helpful, but since he has not told us, simply answering his questions is probably best.
Ann K. Parsons
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"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."